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Map of New Say Brook
after 1870
Surveyor:Surveyed by William R. Clarke , American
Draftsman:Drawn by William R. Clarke , American
Printer:Probably printed by Kellogg & Bulkeley , American, 1867 - 1990
Lithography; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 3/8 x 13in. (18.7 x 33cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 3/8 x 16 1/2in. (26.4 x 41.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Newton C. Brainard
Gallery Copy: The area of Old Saybrook, Connecticut now known as Fenwick, originated in the early 1870s as a planned summer community for prominent and wealthy Hartford citizens. This early map shows the streets which were laid out on a regular grid plan, and the individual lots, many of which were still available for purchase. Separate areas were set aside for a large hotel and its ground, a pond, a pavilion, and stables. The Connecticut Valley Railroad, completed in 1871, provided convenient transportation between Hartford and its new summer colony.
Description: Map of what was referred to as New Say Brook, Connecticut, depicting the lower peninsula of Old Saybrook, with the South Cove to the north, the Connecticut River to the east, and the Long Island Sound to the south. 317 numbered lots of land are depicted, marked with crosses to indicate that they have already been sold, or two lines to indicate that they are withdrawn from sale. Fenwick Hall, a hotel, is depicted in the middle of the peninsula. An unnamed railroad line with a depot and bridge, is shown crossing the peninsula on the left side of the map.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 inch equals about 420 feet Constituent Note: A different version of this map bears the imprint of The Kellogg & Bulkeley Company. It is likely but not certain that this version was also printed by Kellogg & Bulkeley.
Inscription: Recto, top left corner, handwritten in brown ink: "56774" Top left corner, handwritten in pencil: "Now Fenwick" Top left, printed in black ink: "MAP OF / NEW SAY BROOK." Bottom right, printed in black ink: "Wm. R. CLARKE, C.S."
Object Number: 1948.19.1
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